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Kirsten L. Daykin

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (423) 746-5304

Dr. Kirsten Daykin is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences. Dr. Daykin teaches the Introduction to Chemistry course in the General Education program as well as Organic Chemistry I & II, Biochemistry, and Seminar in Chemistry in the chemistry major. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Florida State University, and her B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Millikin University. Dr. Daykin’s research interests include the synthesis and characterization of organic fluorophores for use in small molecule sensing. She is particularly interested in the application of this research in live cell imaging.